Tag: louisiana and school choice

redefinED roundup: charter schools, charter schools, charter schools …

Arizona: A former school teacher criticizes the state superintendent of public instruction for his support of Common Core and school choice (East Valley Tribune). The Sierra Vista Herald editorial board says the state superintendent’s support of ESAs hurts public schools. Applications for Empowerment Scholarship Accounts doubles (Heartlander). The Arizona Republic[Read More…]

redefinED roundup: Olympians and virtual schools, DC and CA charters shortchanged and more news

Alabama: The Institute for Justice, a national civil rights law firm, says vouchers are constitutional in the state (Al.com). Alaska: School choice opponents voice their concerns at a public hearing over a constitutional amendment to allow public funding of private schools (Anchorage Daily News, Nonprofit Quarterly). The proposed constitutional change[Read More…]

redefinED roundup: charters win in WA, voucher suit begins in NC, FL district denies military base charter & more

Alabama: Applications for the state’s new tax credit scholarship program are now open (Alabama Opportunity Scholarship Fund, WTVY) Arizona: Three charter schools will be shut down for poor performance (Arizona Business Journal). California: The L.A. metro area has the largest number of students attending charter schools in the nation (LA School Report).[Read More…]

redefinED roundup: marching for charter schools, voucher growth in Indiana, voucher suit in Oklahoma and more

Alabama: The Alabama Education Association sued to stop the state’s education tax-credit program but a parent steps forward to try and block the suit with the help of the Institute for Justice (Associated Press). Arizona: The Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice surveys parents using education savings accounts and finds they’re happy[Read More…]

redefinED blog stars: On Coursera, Cristo Rey, course choice and more

Editor’s note: “Blog stars” is our occasional roundup of thoughtful stuff from other ed blogs and sometimes a newspaper or two. Don’t forget course choice From a Shreveport Times op-ed: Nearly all of us have had an experience where we were stuck in a class in which no matter how many times[Read More…]

School voucher mom: ‘This is going to help my children come out of poverty’

The school choice movement is growing because of real parents with real children, with real needs, who are seeing real benefits. In this video from Louisiana BAEO, parent LeAnn Mason talks about the upside of the voucher program in Louisiana, which is facing a constitutional challenge from the state teachers[Read More…]

Court rules against Louisiana vouchers

A district judge ruled Friday that Louisiana’s statewide voucher program is unconstitutional because of the mechanism it uses to send public funds to private entities, prompting groans from school choice supporters, cheers from teachers unions and promises of an appeal from Gov. Bobby Jindal. “Today is really significant,” said Steve Monaghan, president of the Louisiana Federation of Teachers,[Read More…]

Florida roundup: Praise for parental choice, a high school boot camp & more

Message from Florida. Skeptics in Louisiana shouldn’t fight expanded school choice and other reforms that boosted student achievement in Florida, writes Patricia Levesque, executive director of the Foundation for Excellence in Education. Some especially notable lines from her post on the new EdFly Blog: “No amount of regulatory compliance can hope to match[Read More…]